News from August 2018

Kolbe added to Springbok squad for Australasian tour

Kolbe added to Springbok squad for Australasian tour

Posted on August 31, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Former Blitzbok and DHL Western Province outside back Cheslin Kolbe has been added to the Springbok squad for the forthcoming Australasian leg of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship as the only uncapped player. The fleet-footed Kolbe was on Friday named in the 31-man Springbok squad for the two Tests away to Australia and New Zealand. […]

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Heat on in Currie Cup as halfway mark approaches

Heat on in Currie Cup as halfway mark approaches

Posted on August 30, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The heat is on in the Currie Cup Premier Division – proudly sponsored by DirectAxis Financial Services and Nashua – as three teams reach the halfway mark in the pool stages, which is expected to spice up the competition. The action gets underway in Nelspruit on Friday, when the iCOLLEGE Pumas will go in search […]

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MTN Boktown is back for the Castle Lager Rugby Championship

MTN Boktown is back for the Castle Lager Rugby Championship

Posted on August 29, 2018  /  Issued by Springbok Supporters' Club

The official Springbok Supporters’ Club is excited to announce the dates and venues for the Castle Lager Rugby Championship editions of MTN Boktown. Not everyone can get to the stadium to watch the Springboks, but MTN Boktown is a place where the most passionate South African supporters congregate for a uniquely Springbok supporters’ experience. It has often […]

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Pressure rises in Women’s Interprovincials

Pressure rises in Women’s Interprovincials

Posted on August 29, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The pressure on the Women’s Interprovincial A and B Section teams will rise significantly this weekend as the tournaments reach the penultimate pool round and every point will count with an eye on qualifying for the Finals. In the A Section, log-leaders, Border, will host KwaZulu-Natal in East London, while defending champions, Western Province, meet […]

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South Africans have a point to prove in Guinness PRO14

South Africans have a point to prove in Guinness PRO14

Posted on August 29, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Isuzu Southern Kings and Toyota Cheetahs will both have a point to prove when in their second Guinness PRO14 season, which kicks off this weekend with the first of 21 pool rounds, with matches taking place in three countries. While the Eastern Cape side will be determined to improve on their debut season, in […]

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New registration system introduced for HSBC Cape Town Sevens tickets

New registration system introduced for HSBC Cape Town Sevens tickets

Posted on August 29, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Go online to register your interest to buy at www.capetown7s.com Maximise your chances by joining a loyalty programme Or take a chance by registering for lottery tickets SA Rugby has responded to the overwhelming desire to attend the HSBC Cape Town Sevens by introducing a new ticketing system designed to get dedicated fans to the […]

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Winning starts for home teams in Currie Cup

Winning starts for home teams in Currie Cup

Posted on August 26, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

DHL Western Province, the Cell C Sharks and the Xerox Golden Lions showed that they could be forces to be reckoned with this season as they kicked off their Currie Cup campaigns on a winning note with valuable bonus points. Defending champions, DHL Western Province, held their nerve in torrid weather conditions in Cape Town […]

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Erasmus: Bok defeat in Mendoza “embarrassing”

Erasmus: Bok defeat in Mendoza “embarrassing”

Posted on August 26, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

Rassie Erasmus, the SA Rugby Director of Rugby, described the Springboks’ 32-19 defeat to Argentina in the second round of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, on Saturday evening (SA time) in Mendoza, as embarrassing. One week after suffering a 34-21 defeat at the hands of the Springboks in Durban, the resurgent Pumas produced a physical […]

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Springboks brace for Pumas backlash

Springboks brace for Pumas backlash

Posted on August 24, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

The Springboks are bracing themselves for a fierce onslaught from Argentina when the two sides meet on Saturday in Mendoza in the second round of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship. Kick-off is at 16h10  (21h10 SA time) in the Estadio Malvinas Argentina and the game is live on SuperSport1. Siya Kolisi and his Springbok team […]

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Windhoek Draught Welwitschias withdraw from Currie Cup First Division

Windhoek Draught Welwitschias withdraw from Currie Cup First Division

Posted on August 24, 2018  /  Issued by SA Rugby

SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux confirmed on Friday that they had been informed that the Windhoek Draught Welwitschias will withdraw from the Currie Cup First Division. “It’s unfortunate that the Namibian team had to withdraw from the Currie Cup First Division, but our decision was that they have to pay for teams to travel to […]

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